Ghanaian Gospel singer, Sonnie Badu, has finally broken silence on the $50,000 performance fee for the national cathedral fundraiser held in 2019.
Sonnie Badu was said to have received the aforementioned amount for his short performance at the ceremony.
In response to a tweet, he was tagged in, the award-winning gospel musician mentioned that he and his team were not given any money for his performance at the ceremony and lamented the treatment that was given to his team.
“Wow, thanks for alerting me, I was not given a dime, not even a seat for me and my team, We stood outside.”, Sonnie Badu’s tweet read.
In response to the singer’s clarification, Sam George who is a member of parliament for the Ningo Prampram constituency expressed his frustration on his Facebook timeline and called out the Akuffo-Addo-led administration for misappropriation of funds intended for the National Cathedral project.
“I have tried to be silent on this Cathedral matter but I honestly believe it is about time the Church distances itself from the blatant theft and robbery going on in the name of GOD.
They claimed to have paid SONNIE BADU $50,000 for a song ministration at the launch in the US. Now he has come out to say he was not given a dime and not even a seat was offered to him and his team. So, who took the $50,000? Surely the Trustees do NOT know about this!”, parts of his Facebook post read.
The fundraiser was organized in Washington DC in 2019. In attendance was the president of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo and other dignitaries.
By: Caleb Asante Annor